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Brain Chips and What's Next for Neuroscience
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"Can I guarantee it'll work on ten out of ten patients and if not, is it worth the risk associated with the implant?"

Big questions are coming to the forefront as researchers develop new neuro technology for patients suffering depression, Alzheimer's and PTSD. Managing editor Rachel Uranga talked with UCLA experts in the field at this week's dot.LA Summit.

Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plans.

SpaceX has pushed its next crewed launch to mid-November.

Tesla increases the price of its self-driving feature.

Game-maker Activision-Blizzard hauled in $1.95 billion in Q3, and will be hiring quite a lot.

NBCUniversal's Peacock now has nearly 22 million subscribers.

Spotify beat expectations for user growth in Q3.

Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million.

Gwenyth Paltrow, Baron Davis and other celebs back L.A.-based weed soda company Cann.

Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter all report quarterly earnings.

UCLA Neuroscientists on the Next Steps for Brain Chips

The computer-brain interfaces in development are largely geared toward helping people with debilitating conditions, but researchers say they can see a day when people use them cosmetically, for instance, to enhance memory. Read more >>

A New Fintech Company Aimed at US Latinos

L.A.-based entrepreneur Beatriz Acevedo built a media empire that put U.S. Latinos at its center. Now, she's created a fintech company to do the same. Read more >>

2 LA Funds Focusing on Diversity Get PayPal Infusion

Slauson & Co., the new fund from PledgeLA chairman Austin Clements, and Latinx consumer-focused VamosVentures, are both receiving funds from PayPal. Read more >>

Lessons Learned During Zulily’s Rocketship Rise

How tough is it to infuse a retail website with entirely new products every day? Very. But that's exactly what Zulily, an ecommerce site that sells unique retail brands primarily to women, did when it went live in 2010. Listen to Office Hours >>

What Will Ecommerce Look Like Beyond the Pandemic?

The pandemic accelerated a trend in consumer behavior that experts would take a decade to unfold. "We just achieved that digital acceleration over the last nine months. And I think it's only going to continue." Read more >>

Miramar Digital Ventures' New $100M Fund

On this week's episode of L.A. Venture, hear about Bruce Hallett's Miramar Digital Ventures II. The fund invests early in software and data. Listen to the LA Venture podcast >>

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